Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Boxing Returns To Rosecroft July 18!

Bouts are being finalized for the next Keystone Boxing card on Friday, July 18 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

One of the featured contests on the card involves undefeated Springdale, MD junior middleweight "The Cuban Assassin" Larry Recio who will step into a six-round bout for the first time in his young career when he faces Grayson Blake of State College, PA.

Recio (6-0, five KO's) will be looking for his sixth straight knockout victory.  In his last outing, Recio stopped Daniel Gonzalez in the second round on May 31 at the Washington Convention Center.  Blake (5-2, two KO's) has not fought since February of 2013 and will be trying to break a two-bout losing streak.

In another six-round contest, White Plains, MD lightweight Terron "Kid" Grant will take on Jose Del Valle of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a bout where the won-loss records will not tell the whole story.

Grant (9-0, four KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Alberto Candelaria on April 18 at Rosecroft.  Del Valle (2-7-3) will be facing his fourth undefeated opponent in his last six outings and he will have one distinct advantage over Grant -- height. Del Valle is 6'2" and will have a seven-inch height advantage over Grant at 5'7".

Also on the card, DC lightweight Joshua Davis returns to action in another six-round encounter when he faces Thomas "The Animal" Herrera of Las Vegas, NV.  Davis (6-1, three KO's) won a tough six-round split decision over Joel Flores on March 7 at Rosecroft.  Herrera (3-11-1, one KO) makes his first trip to the East Coast and looks to break a four-bout losing streak. Herrera is a durable opponent who has never been stopped in a pro bout.

In four-round bouts already signed, undefeated Germantown, MD junior middleweight Gerome Quigley will battle Alfred Hall of Jackson, MI.  Quigley (4-0, three KO's) is coming off a third-round TKO of Damon Antoine on May 17 in Annandale, VA.  Hall (3-4-2, two KO's) has lost his last three.

Also, Forestville, MD junior welterweight Myke "The Professor" Fox will take on Shannon Kelley of Columbus, OH.  Fox (2-0) won a four-round majority decision over Benjamin Olinga on the last Rosecroft card on June 13.  Kelley (0-1) competes for the first time since losing his pro debut in November of 2012.

Also slated to participate on this card are Demond Nicholson, Patrick Harris, Marq Johns, Emanuel Johnson and Stephon McDonald.

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